Samye Monastery

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Founded in 779 AD, is in a green valley among barren mountains surrounded by a village. Built between 763 and 75 AD and modeled on a Bihari temple rom India, it was planned as a representation of the universe. Located at the foot of Mt. Hepo Ri, this was the first budhism monastery and the bigining of the new era or this religion. Here was the "Great debating" to decide or the indian or the chinese influence. Indians won.

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